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PHP, MySQL and JavaScript

PHP, MySQL and JavaScript All in One, Sams Teach Yourself
By Meloni, Julie C.
Book – 2017

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WordPress Projects

WordPress Projects
By Plumley, George
Book – 2017

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WordPress All-in-One

WordPress All-in-One for Dummies
By Sabin-Wilson, Lisa
Book – 2017

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PHP and MySQL: Novice

PHP and MySQL: Novice to Ninja
By Butler, Tom
Book – 2017

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PHP for the Web

PHP for the Web : Visual QuickStart Guide
By Ullman, Larry
Book – 2016

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Drupal 8 for Absolute

Drupal 8 for Absolute Beginners
Barnett, James
Book – 2015

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Better Programmer

Becoming a Better Programmer, Pete Goodliffe

New programmers will benefit from reading this book, and applying its recommended development practices. It is important enough that I will claim that your career will taken to a new level. My experience working with many programmers is that at least half of them needed to adopt the practices covered by this book (not you of course!).

Experienced programmers will get a queasy feeling, knowing they have cut some corners to get code delivered a day or so earlier, and that it will come back to bite them soon.

This is not an Extreme Programming (XP) book, though the author seems in favour of XP. It is more about how to program, design, and test well. I particularly liked the explanation of Technical Debt, which other books and blogs mention without explaining.

Read the e-book on the bus to work!

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PHP Objects

PHP Objects, Patterns, and Practice By Zandstra, Matt (Book – 2013 )

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Apps With WordPress

Building Web Apps With WordPress By Messenlehner, Brian (eBook – 2014 )

Programmers will like this book, which presents WordPress as not just a CMS, but as the quickest and most robust platform for building a web app. The book seems to be only available as ebook, which is fine by me.

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Regular Expressions Cookbook

Regular Expressions Cookbook, Jan Goyvaerts, O’Reilly, – 2012

Programmers will save many hours of debugging if they have read this excellent book. There is a comparison of flavours of RE’s, and each recipe is presented with code examples for each of Java, PHP, Javascript, Perl, .net, Python, and ..